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DRuti
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NUC8i7BEH And DDR4 3000 MHz

Hi everyone. I'm really happy with my NUC, and I saw some positive benchmarks using corsair 3000 mhz C16 RAM modules, so that's what I bought. Strangely though, the ram is seen as 2400 in BIOS and 2666 in CPUz. Is there any way to set up the modules at their optimal speed?

 

TIA

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AndrewG_Intel
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Hello DRuti,

 

Thank you for posting on the Intel® communities.

 

We are glad to know you are happy with the Intel® NUC Kit NUC8i7BEH. Regarding your inquiry, I would like to inform you that the Intel® NUC supports memory DDR4 2400MHz, 1.2V, no higher memory speed is supported or recommended. The memory support information for this Intel® NUC is available at the following links:

 

Product Specifications: https://ark.intel.com/content/www/us/en/ark/products/126140/intel-nuc-kit-nuc8i7beh.html

 

System Memory for Intel® NUC Kits NUC8i7BE, NUC8i5BE, and NUC8i3BE

https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/support/articles/000027798/intel-nuc/intel-nuc-kits.html

 

Having said that, if the BIOS is reporting the memory RAM running at 2400MHz, we can consider the NUC is running under Intel's specifications and this is considered the optimal speed for the memory RAM.

 

Also, it is worth mentioning that this Intel® NUC is not intended to be overclocked (RAM or CPU) and altering clock frequency or voltage may damage or reduce the useful life of the processor, and other system components, and may reduce system stability and performance. Product warranties may not apply if the Intel® NUC is operated beyond its specifications.

 

What happens is that usually memory manufacturers label their RAM kits based on the "Tested Speed", which usually indicates the highest speed the memory module may reach. However, the memory modules most of the times have an SPD Speed (Serial presence detect) value starting at a lower speed (usually 2133MHz) in order to configure the module memory controller to work based on the CPU/motherboard specifications, thus, the memory module can start running at a "base" speed and go higher when conditions and compatibility allows it.

 

Hope this clarifies your inquiry.

 

Andrew G.

Intel Customer Support Technician

A Contingent Worker at Intel

AndrewG_Intel
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Hello DRuti,

 

We would like to know if the information provided in the previous post helped to clarify your inquiry regarding the "optimal speed" for the memory RAM installed on the Intel® NUC.

 

Please let us know if you have additional inquiries.

 

Regards,

 

Andrew G.

Intel Customer Support Technician

A Contingent Worker at Intel

AndrewG_Intel
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Hello DRuti,

 

We have not heard back from you, so we will close this inquiry. In case you need further assistance, please post a new question.

 

Regards,

 

Andrew G.

Intel Customer Support Technician

A Contingent Worker at Intel

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